|Congressman Guinta and I on the steps of the Capitol|
My trip to Washington DC was great and it was really awesome to meet everybody! I did so much I am going to do a 3 part blog and blog about day one, two and then three.
On Monday, my mom and I flew out of Boston on our way to Washington DC. After the flight, I met the pilot and when I told him why I was going to Washington DC, he said he thinks horse slaughter is inhumane and cruel and should be banned too. After we talked, he showed me how to take off and land the plane and I got to use the controls and move the seat around!
Next, we went to our hotel to unpack and then went to the air and space museum for a little while before my first appointment. There were lots of cool planes and spaceships. There were also engines and models. I played a game where you had to land a plane on an aircraft carrier and it was really tricky and I thought it was really cool! I took some great pictures there too.
|In front of Congressman Frank Guinta's office|
|Signing in at Congressman Frank Guinta's office|
|Congressman Guinta looking at the letters|
After we talked, Congressman Guinta took me through the tunnels under the Congressional buildings to the Capitol building so we could go onto the floor of the House during a vote. In the tunnel, there a two pictures from each state hung up that are chosen by the Congressmen from an art contest. Congressman said that he's going to talk to someone about lowering the age limit so I can enter the contest. We got to go up to the floor of the House on a special elevator that are only for Members and my mom went up to the Gallery with one of Congressman Guinta's assistants. During the vote, I got to vote for him and a few other Congressman too! Congressman Guinta introduced me to a lot of Congressmen and when he introduced me, he told people why I was there and that I was fighting against horse slaughter. I met Representatives from all over the country including Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Virginia and even the Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy and I got their autographs too! Congressman Guinta and I were even on C-SPAN that night! A few people said that they saw me on TV!
I spoke with Congressman Guinta's assistants Kayla and Emma too and they thought what I am doing is really great and congratulated me. It got pretty late, so after some pictures outside in front of the Capitol dome with Congressman Guinta, we went back to our hotel, had some dinner and I went to bed. I have to say that Congressman Guinta's rule worked because I didn't have much for dinner since I was already kinda full from the Klondike bar.